Saturday, July 31, 2010

Own It

I am not less than. I am more than ever. I have huge feet, and a pancake flat rear-end but I am not less than. I have a small house and one car but I am not less than. I have a 10 year old couch and a free-for-the-taking recliner but I am not less than. I wear a size 14, for now, and I wonder, who cares about that?

I am more than because my kids laugh like hyenas with me, my husband dances in the kitchen with me, my work fulfills me and I am right where I want to be. Owning it with pride feels better than ever, because really, if you can't own it then what's the point?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Best Day

It's as if every day goes faster than the day before. I am hanging on tightly. When I saw this I was reminded again that right now, these days, they are the best days for soon enough we will be packing the car for her freshman year of college.

Okay, I'll admit it

There are days where I catch myself thinking that if we didn't have kids we would: be financially secure, not sleep-deprived, have harder bodies, take nicer vacations, own a matching living room set, have swankier wardrobes and the list could go on and on. Then I pinch myself and am thankful for our sleep-deprived life with an eclectically furnished home and Target-inspired wardrobe.

We are a team and our kids are our most valuable possessions.

Sticky, yogurt covered, insanely cute possessions.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The House that Built Me

I hesitate to put this out there but this song, it wrecks me and I thought you should know.